The Inspectorate, led by the Chief Municipal Inspector, is the integrity agency for local government in Victoria and investigates alleged offences under the Local Government Act 2020, including electoral offences.
We play an integral role in local council elections, as the primary agency to receive, assess and investigate matters and offences related to electoral provisions of the Act. This may involve candidates and/or voters and the Inspectorate works in partnership with the Victorian Electoral Commission and other agencies to ensure the integrity of elections.
We also monitor the submission of Campaign Donation Returns by candidates and may prosecute any candidate who fails to comply with the Act.
Election reports and bulletins
As part of our information and guidance program, we publish reports on investigation and audit outcomes related to elections and information to improve the fairness and transparency of elections.
Council election campaigns and donation returns
Local government election candidates are required by law to provide a record of whether they did or didn’t receive any donations or gifts, including in-kind support, for their election campaign.
Best practice council policies
Find best practice policies on topics including governance arrangements, election period policies and councillors code of conduct.
Reviewed 03 April 2020